Whole wheat short bread biscuits
Posted by Priyanka
As a kid in India, I ate more biscuits then cookies. Biscuits were more of a regular supermarket thing and cookies well that was bought fresh from the bakery by my Mum every Friday. We ate a lot of assorted cookies and they would vanish in no time. I guess the craze for the cookie was more because it was not as readily available as biscuits were.
Now that there is a cornucopia of cookies around me, I crave my childhood memories aka biscuits. I could kill for some home made biscuits. These short bread “cookies” or biscuits I am showing you are straight from my cooking classes recipe book. Yeah I had taken cooking classes when I was in high school.
As usual I modified the recipe,instead of white flour, I use WW flour. The result nothing short of amazing. The husband and I ate half the batch in the process of taking pictures for this post.
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat bran
1 stick (4oz) butter chilled (Margarine to make it vegan)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4-5 tbsp milk or water to knead the dough
- First I mixed the dry ingredients i.e. the whole wheat flour, powdered sugar and some wheat bran.
- To the dry mix, I added 1 stick of chilled butter. The butter has to be cold, so you break it into small pieces and work into the mix with your fingers.
- Work your way through till the mixture resembles bread crumbs,something like below.
Once you achieve this, knead the dough on a flat surface sprinkled with some dry flour to prevent the dough from sticking. Knead it till you get some like this,
Get the rolling pin out and get rolling. Roll till you get it about a 1/4 “ in thickness.
Now use any cookie cutter you have and get cutting. I used these cutters. My mum used these when we were kids. So this time I stole them when I went to visit my parents. They are a bit damaged, but I’ll do anything to preserve those memories, even if that means eating out of shape cookies 🙂
I made some round too. All of them going in a 350 F oven.
13 minutes and the final product.
Let me know what you think, if you have made them before and have some tips to share, I’ll be glad to hear ya!
This morning I woke up early..I know can you believe it 😉 Went to the gym did my C25K day4 week2. I was a bit irregular with my gym last week so, I am going to week 2 again. I want to be comfortable with this stage before proceeding to the next level.
I making a point to bring yoga back in my life. Once home from the gym, I did 10 sun salutations and Pranayam for 5 minutes.
Tomorrow is my Yoga day, I am excited. I am actually looking forward to it.
I am supposed to take something for a potluck lunch on Friday at work.The theme is a picnic menu.Can you give me some good suggestions which will be quick and easy to make? I was thinking black bean and corn salad. What say??